***Registration is now LIVE for the 2018 Buffalo Classic on Saturday May 26th!!!!!***
In order to compete you MUST PRE-REGISTER (registration closes Tuesday May 22nd at 11:59pm)!
Early birds prices! Save $15 until April 1st. Also the first 100 athletes registered receive a beautiful event T shirt custom made by Shirt Outfitters.
We are still looking for a teenage female 145lb colored belt to compete in a superfight, and are looking for top adult blackbelt talent to compete in a superfight. We are willing to pay for flights and other expenses if the talent is right!
All black belts compete for free!
Coaches - if you bring large groups of athletes to compete - especially if you travel far - we will work with you on a discount. Please message us!
Acai bowls again by The Açaí Project. Special thanks to Maura Mata Leao, Southtowns Trophy & Engraving, and to all of the refs, table workers, EMTs, and athletes who help make this the LARGEST OUTDOOR OPEN-AIR TOURNAMENT IN THE WORLD - right here in Buffalo, NY!
Presale ends Monday. Last chance to order one is this weekend! ... See MoreSee Less
PRE BLACK FRIDAY DEAL: Adults Only $99 Kids $79 (Normally $149) The new Fight Family “Academic Athlete” Series. Designed by BUZZ Gear / Fight Family collab. This is the “Golden Ratio”... (in sacred geometry - Fibonacci). Pre order sales only. Deal Ends Black Friday: Details and ordering here:
Test run of the new “Academic Athlete” Gi.... The Golden Ratio. Collab of @buzzgearbjj and @fight_family_brand #fightfamily #bjj #bjjlifestyle #bjjgirls #bjjlife #bjjmojo #bjjtruth #bjjtees #bjjforever #jiujitsu #brazilianjiujitsu #jiujitsulifestyle #jiujitsugirls #jiulife #jiu4life #jiujitsu4life #buffalo #buffalony #armbar #ibjjf #grapplers ... See MoreSee Less
The new Fight Family “Academic Athlete” Series. Designed by @buzz Gear Mike Burpoe This is the “Golden Ratio”... (in sacred geometry aka Fibonacci). Pre order sales only. Coming soon. Now IBJJF legal. ... See MoreSee Less
Do you know what the Golden Ratio is? Part of our new gi series : The Academic Athlete. This is The Golden Ratio. Coming soon! #fightfamily #bjj #bjjlifestyle #bjjgirls #bjjlife #bjjmojo #bjjtruth #bjjtees #bjjforever #jiujitsu #brazilianjiujitsu #jiujitsulifestyle #jiujitsugirls #jiulife #jiu4life #jiujitsu4life #buffalo #buffalony #armbar #ibjjf #grapplers ... See MoreSee Less
Did you ever see drone footage from a jiu jitsu tournament? AMAZING Drone Footage highlight video from the 2017 Buffalo Open tournament. Best watched in HD. See if you made the cut: youtu.be/zkAIrgN4frI... See MoreSee Less
A huge THANK YOU to everyone who made this past tournament - The Buffalo Open - a massive success! We were able to raise almost $2000.00 for Bed4Buffalo that helps get brand new beds for marginalized children. There were some amazing matches and positive vibes all around. It was the largest outdoor open-air tournament in the history of our sport. It was also the largest tournament in Buffalo's history. From competitors, to refs, to tournament managers, to spectators, to vendors and sponsors - together we truly are a #FightFamily.
We want to thank everyone who traveled to be part of this tournament, and everyone from Buffalo who helped host it and showcase what our city has to offer. We look forward to adding more mat areas and watching the scene continue to grow. Back in 2014 we ran the first ever true BJJ tournament in Buffalo. We had about 110 competitors. This past one we were just shy of 400 competitors, and thousands of people got to see our sport showcased in an amazing waterfront venue.
This is the largest tournament in Buffalo's history and the largest open-air outdoor tournament ever.
Doors open at 7:30am. Please do not come prior.
Final check in time is 2pm. You must be checked in by 2pm the latest for all divisions.
If you are late for your division you will be DQ'd.
Reminder: You must make weight prior to your first match. If your first match is in gi you make weight with the gi on. Once you make weight once for a division you do not need to remake it. (So if you make weight in gi you do not need to remake it in no gi).
Refs, Volunteers and tables workers please arrive by 8:00am if possible. We know it is a long day but anyone who has worked with us before will tell you we are always willing to give back - especially when we ask more. We appreciate the help and know that none of this is possible without you.
A huge thank you to all the coaches and teams, and best of luck to all the competitors.
IMPORTANT: ATTN COMPETITORS: There was an error for the no gi division in the drop down menu when you signed up. Please make sure you are in the correct divisions. The weights listed there were the same as gi and they were supposed to be lighter.
This is NOT AN ISSUE if you are competing in the same division for both gi and no gi. For example, if you are competing in middle weight in gi and middle weight in no gi - ONCE YOU MAKE WEIGHT IN GI YOU DO NOT NEED TO MAKE IT AGAIN FOR THE SAME DIVISION IN NO GI.
(We must allow you to hydrate without worry after you make weight)
However, if you only signed up for NO GI. Or if you did different weight classes for each division please double check. Our website has always had the correct divisions posted on it. It was just the drop down menu when you signed up that was an error.
If you need to change divisions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59pm Wednesday Sept 20th.
Thank you and we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.